Nigeria: Poverty at 1.90 USD per day

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Poverty ratio, percent living on less than 1.90 USD a day

 Latest value 30.90
 Year 2018
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1985 - 2018
 Average 42.30
 Min - Max 30.90 - 58.40
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1985 to 2018. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 42.3 percent with a minimum of 30.9 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 58.4 percent in 1996. The latest value from 2018 is 30.9 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 90 countries is 5.29 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $2.15 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $2.15 a day at 2017 purchasing power adjusted prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.

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